Mittweida University of Applied Sciences

Mittweida, Germany
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Hochschule Mittweida is a state university situated in Saxony, with about 6,000 students, many from abroad. All Bachelor's and Master's programmes are accredited by German national institutions. HSMW continuously updates its educational programmes. A quality system sets norms for the use of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for international academic recognition. The study programmes are characterised by a strong orientation towards practice. Students can immediately supplement their experiences with practical knowledge. HSMW offers lots of modern and well-equipped laboratories, seminar rooms and computer pools. HSMW cooperates with about 100 partner universities worldwide. It takes part in the European programme ERASMUS+ and is a partner in international projects. HSMW is a member of the National Code of Conduct, which sets quality standards for the study conditions of foreign students at the university. The university offers students a wide range of sports activities.
The town of Mittweida is more than 800 years old. You need no public transport - everything can be reached on foot or by bicycle. There are supermarkets near the dormitories where you can shop at affordable prices. You can go to the cinema, to the open-air swimming pool, bowling lanes, or visit small pubs. Cultural highlights are classical and rock concerts or the theatre performances at the university. Students can live very well in Mittweida. It is also an interesting place for friends of nature. Parks in the town invite you to take a walk. Mittweida is situated in the foothills of the Ore Mountains in an area of outstanding natural beauty named "Middle Zschopau Valley". Forests and the River Zschopau (said to be the most beautiful in Saxony) characterise the landscape. You can go mountain biking, water skiing, canoeing, or roller skating in your leisure time. In the surroundings of Mittweida, you can visit the old and completely renovated Kriebstein Castle (dating from the Middle Ages), the old Castle Park in Lichtenwalde and its many fountains, the new family park "Sonnenlandpark", or the former castle of the Saxon king "Augustusburg" with its many museums inside. With their many cultural places of interest and good shopping facilities, the large cities of Chemnitz, Dresden, and Leipzig as well as the German capital, Berlin, are quickly and easily reached by train.
Academic counselling of students by professors during the studies is provided in English. Each professor regularly offers individual office hours for students regarding all study matters. The International Office offers administrative support for international students to clear all formalities in regard to foreigner's registration office, health insurance, and opening a bank account. It provides a campus tour as well as a tour through the town of Mittweida. The International Students' Club, called the Cosmopolitan Club (, helps you to find friends and to solve problems during your studies. Each semester, it organises excursions and a wide range of other cultural events for foreign students. You can relax in the evenings, watch films, dance or simply talk to other students in the students' club.
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